A month after residents in the Village of Anmore were told to boil their water, the advisory has been lifted.
On Friday, village officials lifted the advisory after it was concluded water quality in the community had returned to Metro Vancouver and Fraser Health Authority standards.
The lifting of the advisory means residents can now use their tap water for all purposes, including drinking. The village issued the boil water advisory on Sept. 10 after elevated levels of coliform were detected in samples. Though no E. coli bacteria were found in the water system, the advisory was issued as a precaution.
On Sept. 26, a medical health officer for Fraser Health told the Tri-Cities NOW there were no reported cases of human illness linked to the water supply.
Fraser Health also confirmed some of the early coliform counts were in the range of 400 to 500 parts per 100 millilitres of tested water.
The acceptable number in B.C. is no more than 10 total coliforms per sample.
Three negative tests for coliform are needed before the advisory can be lifted.
The advisory sparked concern from Anmore residents, with many suggesting the village didn't do enough to avoid the problem in the first place and didn't respond quickly enough.
The advisory came just as work was underway to build a new chlorine booster station. Anmore has spent $400,000 for the station, located at Hummingbird Drive and Robin Way. In the meantime, a temporary chlorine booster station was also installed to help clean the water lines.
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